The Frankincense Trail
Ep: 1 "Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia"
Journey with Kate Humble on an epic 2,000-mile journey along the ancient frankincense trail. Insatiable demand for this aromatic resin created trade routes spanning from the Arabian Sea to the shores of the Mediterranean. This four-part series takes Kate across the Middle East on a quest that’s steeped in history, searing with desert heat, and full of adventure.
Episodes
Ep 1
Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia
Watch Until July 25, 4:00am
Ep 2
Saudi Arabia
Watch Until July 4, 4:00am
Ep 3
Egypt
Watch Until July 11, 4:00am
Ep 4
Jordan and Israel
Watch Until July 18, 4:00am
Oman, Yemen and Saudi Arabia
Kate Humble follows the ancient Frankincese trail, beginning her journey in the hills of southern Oman. Crossing into Yemen, she arrives at the world's first skyscraper city, where frankincense is used at the ritual blessing of a newborn baby. (1 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sun May 28, 4:00am
Sun Jun 25, 4:00am
Saudi Arabia
Travelling by camel, glider and boat, Kate Humble traces the ancient frankincense trade route through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and discovers the modern nation and its people. (2 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sun Jun 4, 4:00am
Egypt
Kate Humble crosses the Red Sea from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, following the frankincense trail of the Pharaohs. Travelling the length of the Nile, Kate enters Karnack, the world's largest religious site. She then looks at the mummy of the Queen of the Pharaohs, and reveals the death rituals of the Pharaohs in the vast tomb of the Pyramids of Giza. (3 of 4)
Jordan and Israel
Kate reveals the secrets behind the ancient Jordanian stone city of Petra and then travels to the sacred city of Jerusalem. Kate ends her journey following in the footsteps of the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem. (4 of 4)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sun May 21, 4:00am
Sun Jun 18, 4:00am